Definitions for enlargeɛnˈlɑrdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to make larger; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; add to:
to enlarge a house.
to increase the capacity or scope of; expand.
to make (a photographic print) larger than the negative by projecting the negative's image through a lens onto sensitized paper.
(v.i.)to grow larger; increase; expand.
to speak or write at length; expatiate:
to enlarge upon a point.
Origin of enlarge:
1350–1400; ME < OF enlargir, enlarger. See en -1, large
"She enlarged the flower beds"
blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)
"blow up an image"
become larger or bigger
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make bigger
I enlarged two of the pictures.
To make larger.
To speak at length upon or on (some subject)
To release; to set at large.
To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
to make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house
to increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind
to set at large or set free
to grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction
to speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate
to get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind
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Translations for enlarge
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make larger
He enlarged the garden.
- vergroot, vermeerderAfrikaans
- ampliarPortuguese (BR)
- forstørre; udvide; udbyggeDanish
- μεγαλώνω κτ.Greek
- aumentar, ampliarSpanish
- بزرگ کردن؛ توسعه دادنFarsi
- (meg)növel; bővítHungarian
- ingrandire, ampliareItalian
- 크게 하다Korean
- groter makenDutch
- gjøre større, utvideNorwegian
- بزرگ کردن؛ توسعه دادنPersian
- انلار جول، لويول، ار تول، پراخولPashto
- a măriRomanian
- utöka, vidgaSwedish
- büyütmek, genişletmekTurkish
- 擴大Chinese (Trad.)
- توسیع کرناUrdu
- mở rộngVietnamese
- 扩大Chinese (Simp.)
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